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Changes in religious climate in Bangladesh have affected media freedom, and have challenged the secular principles the country was founded on.
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The Media Project's next regional seminar, in Kathmandu, tackles South Asia's complex and conflicted mix of media, religion and culture.
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The author says there is no adequate Nepali translation of Hindu rituals and texts. So, the average Nepalese doesn't understand the prayers blessing them, nor even their own marriage vows.
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The celebrated spiritual leader of over 5 million Tibetan Buddhists supports religious freedom but sees proselytizing as a source of social conflict.
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Tensions around arranged marriage sometimes escalate to violence and even honor killings when family members – usually women – disobey traditional marriage customs.
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Defying a call by the Philippine Catholic hierarchy to refrain from self flagellation and bloody crucifixion, at least 16 devotees were nailed to crosses on Good Friday.
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TMP contributors, readers and friends have submitted their nominations for top religion stories in their regions in the past year.
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For 100,000 Kachin Christians in refugee camps in Laiza, on the China-Burma border, an escalating civil war means the prevailing mood of this holiday season is one of fear.
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Radicals seem to be winning in Indonesia, and the Muslim majority is becoming less tolerant, according to the former Editor in Chief of the Jakarta Post.
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A wave of Buddhist monk-led protests rolled across Burma in December decrying government brutality in defense of a major copper-mining project.
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